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County - Kent | Map
Tel code: 01795 | code search
Postcode: ME13 | code search
Population: 18000
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Food Legends:
Kentish Beer
Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Faversham Events

May
Apple Tarts
Faversham Classic Car & Bike Show
Weekend at Willow Music Festival

June
Hernhill Open Gardens

July
Brogdale Farms Cherry Festival
Open House Scheme

August
Farming & Country Festival
Faversham Charity Car & Bike Show Plus Giant Bootfair
Faversham International Hop Festival
Summer Fruits Festival

October
Brogdale Farm Apple Festival
Faversham Carnival

November
Kent Christmas Gift Fayre
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Latest reviews

Painters Farm Caravan & Camping Site
"I had a pleasant and friendly welcome when I arrived. The campsite was tidy, clean and well organised,and set in a lovely part of rural Kent in a quaint historic ..." More

Painters Farm Caravan & Camping Site
"just would like to say that lorrine has been very ill and had to take time out from campsite.and the lady who was standing in was doing her very best ..." More

Painters Farm Caravan & Camping Site
"a lovley place to stay,in the past lorraine has kept the toilet blocks spotless,not the case this year with the new person running it,another camper said that the toilet block ..." More

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"Faversham is a market town with a fascinating history. The historic Abbey Street holds many fine buildings, including The Guildhall and Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre which houses the Tourist ..." More

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Faversham is a town in Kent, roughly halfway between Sittingbourne and Canterbury. In 1147 Faversham Abbey was established in Faversham by King Stephen. Although the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII the nearby St Mary of Charity, Faversham Parish Church, remains. It has an unusual 18th century flying spire which is visible for long distances. The town is known as a market town and is at the centre of the county's brewing industry, being home to Britain's oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame. The brewery is on Abbey Street and is open to the public for tours. Abbey Street and the centre of the town include a remarkable collection of original medieval houses, now listed. The historic central area is part-pedestrianised between the station and the creek, and is the location of the Fleur-de-Lis centre which provides tourist information and houses a museum. There is a regular market several days each week in the market square where the Guildhall stands. In the same part of the town there is an old art-deco cinema and the modern Arden Theatre. All the nearby streets feature old pubs, almshouses, and shops, plus some art galleries and restaurants. The Hop Festival takes place every year and is a weekend of live music, beer drinking, and street entertainment. Normally held for two days at the end of August or in early September. Faversham was the cradle of the UKs explosives industry, with factories at the Oare Marshes. In 1916, a huge explosion ripped through the gunpowder mill when 200 tons of TNT ignited, killing 105 people. Oare Marshes is now a nature reserve. Oare Creek forms the eastern edge of the reserve and leads inland to the village of Oare. The Oare and Faversham Creeks can be navigated at high tide, and boat building and repairs of historic boats occur there.

Accountant

Ashford Accountancy Service
Cedar Administration Services
Rickard Lazenby Financial Service Ltd

Attraction

Belmont
Brogdale Horticultural Trust
Chart Gunpowder Mills
Faversham Stone Chapel
Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre
Maison Dieu
Mount Ephraim Gardens
National Fruit Collection
Oare Gunpowder Works
Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours

Budget

Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk *book online*
Travelodge Canterbury Whitstable *book online*

Camping

Painters Farm Caravan & Camping Site

Church

St Mary of Charity

Doctor

Boughton Medical Centre
Dr Knowles P A & Partners
Faversham Health Centre

Newton Place Surgery

Golf Club

Boughton
Faversham

Inn

Sun Inn
White Horse Inn

Market

Faversham Flea Market
Faversham Market

Pub and Bar

Acqua Bar & Restaurant
Albion Tavern
Anchor
Bull Inn
Elephant Inn
Market Inn
Park Tavern
Red Lion
Shipwrights Arms
Three Tuns

Restaurant

Acqua Bar & Restaurant
Albion Tavern
Apple Oast Restaurant

Copper Kettle Tea Room and Restaurant
Jadz Restaurant
La Roche
Martins Restaurant
Read's Restaurant
Red Lion

School

Bysingwood County Primary School

Self-Catering

Frith Farm House

Solicitor

Mary A Pout

Taxi

Faversham Taxis
Reeves

Tour Guide

Faversham Town Tours

Vet

Lady Dane Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Faversham (Women's Hockey)
Faversham Town (Amateur Football)
Macknade CC (Cricket)
Norton Sports (Amateur Football)

Shops

Books Of Faversham
Court Interiors
Faversham Flower Studio

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Boots
Wyevale Garden Centre
Paul's Pet Essentials
DRG
J A High
Peter Newman
Fashion Accessories
Wyards Print & Artworks
Birds Birds Birds
Superdrug
Rival Dance and Schoolwear
Jolie Maisons

Antiques

Squires Antiques
Court Street Antiques
Mary-Jean's Curiosities, Collectables & Antiques

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Willow Farm Equestrian & Saddlery Ltd(Riding)

Places to Stay near Faversham

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Sun Inn (0.11 miles)

Sun Inn

This inn offers homely accommodation in a cosy building full of character with its wealth of old beams and huge inglenook fireplace.

The Sun Inn is in the centre of the historic market town of Faversham, ... More | visit website

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Judd's Folly Hotel (1.38 miles)

Judd

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Located in a three acre park, down a tree lined drive, sits Judds Folly Hotel. Recently refurbished the hotel offer superbly appointed bedrooms many of which surround the illuminated pond ... More

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White Horse Inn (2.94 miles)

White Horse Inn

Set in the heart of the Garden of England, and surrounded by orchards and hop gardens, this former coaching inn is a traditional pub with a contemporary twist.
Mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the pub has ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Canterbury Whitstable (4.27 miles)

Located on the A229, the Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for getting to Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth and surrounding countryside. Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk (4.93 miles)

The Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk is situated just 5 miles from the historic town centre of Canterbury at the Gate Service area. The hotel is also within easy reach of many major attractions such as Canterbury ... More | visit website

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Hempstead House (5.19 miles)

Hempstead House

Private Victorian Country House Hotel and Spa set in four acres of beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by glorious Kentish countryside. Luxurious individually designed en-suite bedrooms with all facilities including high speed internet access. Elegant spacious ... More | visit website

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Frith Farm House (5.73 miles)

Frith Farm House

Blossom, [sleep 2/4] Cherry [sleep 2/4] and Damson Cottages [sleep 2/7] are located in a newly converted Kentish Barn. The luxurious finish takes self-catering to a new height of perfection. The cream Shaker style kitchens ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Whitstable (5.86 miles)

Premier Inn Whitstable
Situated in the quaint seaside town of Whitstable. Local attractions include the harbour and restaurants renowned for their seafood, Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Park. Conveniently located for Whitstable train station and just 16 ... More | visit website
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Woolpack Inn (6.03 miles)

Woolpack Inn

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Tudor beamed houses surround this cosy inn, which is graced by the Grey Lady, a resident, but friendly, ghost! Probably one of the cosiest inns in Kent, if not in England, ... More

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Homelea Bed & Breakfast (6.20 miles)

Homelea Bed & Breakfast

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Homelea b&b a countryside residence, backing onto the river Stour and North Downs Way, yet only three and a half mile drive from the beautiful Cathedral City of Canterbury. We ... More

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